WARROAD, MN -- Staining windows during a remodel or replacement project is a tedious and messy chore. Now Marvin Windows and Doors offers a range of stunning factory-applied stain finishes on its clad wood windows and doors. These new stains join Marvin's clear coat and painted interior to round out the company's full range of beautiful, high-quality interior finish options.
Marvin's meticulous factory stain finish involves a multi-step process that takes place before the window or door is assembled. Each individual piece of wood is sanded, conditioned, stained and oven-cured. Then the process is repeated to provide an ideal finish.
"We're doing more than just saving builders or homeowners the time and hassle of staining windows or doors on their own," said Christine Marvin, director of marketing for Marvin Windows and Doors. "These factory-applied stains give the products an unmatched richness and depth that enhance the beauty of the warm wood interiors."
Marvin offers six stain options -- Honey, Wheat, Hazelnut, Cabernet, Espresso and Leather -- that can be applied to any of Marvin's six wood species: Pine, White Oak, Cherry, Douglas Fir, Mahogany and Vertical Grain Douglas Fir. All of these options are included in Marvin's newest iPad and iPhone app, Marvin Finishes. This app lets builders and homeowners "build" and preview Marvin products with any of these wood species and finish options applied.
Marvin Windows and Doors is fully committed to protecting our environment and implementing green practices. That includes reusing waste water, destroying 95 percent of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and making products that contain no volatile hazardous air pollution (VHAP). We use a water-borne acrylic enamel that is more environmentally friendly than solvent-borne materials. Marvin's stain finishes -- as well as its clear-coat finish -- meet the WDMA's TM-14-09 standard for the performance and appearance of factory-applied finishes. WDMA TM-14-09 tests for film adhesion, impact, freeze-thaw cycling, chemical resistance and exposures testing.
"Our proprietary finishing process is the best way to create a consistent and durable finish that brings out the natural beauty, texture and grain of the wood," Marvin said. "Factory-finished windows and doors from Marvin arrive ready to install, saving time and trouble on the job site and ensuring a consistent, quality look and feel."